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Jo Nell Vowell, age 73, of Palestine passed away Friday, October 14, 2016 at her residence. She was born December 12, 1942 in Houston, Texas to parents, Octa Wright and Ruby Hamilton Wright. She retired from Downins of East Texas and worked for Vowell Tank Trucks. Jo was a member of Daughters of the Republic of Texas. She loved her dog "Little Boy", spending time with her family and especially having lunch with her sister Nelda Langston.
Jo is survived by her two sons, Scott Vowell of Hardwood, Texas and Steven Vowell and wife, Bobbie of Kilgore, Texas ; one sister Nelda Langston; six grandchildren, Bracie, Jordan, Dillon, Stevie, Lillian, Madison Vowell; one niece Michelle Murdock Martin; one nephew Michael Murdock.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral Services for Jo will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at Rhone Memorial Chapel. Pallbearers will be Scott Vowell, Steven Vowell, Mike Martin, Bracie Vowell, Dillon Vowell and Don Langston. Interment will follow in the Myrtle Springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends for visitation Tuesday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Rhone Funeral Home.
Funeral services are under the direction of Rhone Funeral Home, 3900 S. State Highway 19. To view on line, leave condolences, or sign the guest book, go to www.rhonefuneralhome.com.
Published on October 17, 2016
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